What is beautiful about death?
Death often leaves the loved ones with wounded souls, broken hearts and a void that often feels as if it will never heal.
Yet, Dr. Jo Ann Gates, whom has experienced many deaths, finds "there is beauty at the end-of-life, but one has to look really closely to find it".
Death can teach us so much about life. It shows us how to live a fully, in addition to seeing that end-of-life is most often filled with love, beauty and compassion, as well as sadness.
When we learn to explore death and dying, even when healthy, we learn to bring up the difficult emotions and effectively engage in these necessary conversations, so we can learn the tools to bring comfort, ease and respect to these all important life experiences.
One of the beauty in end-of-life is in being able to accompany and walk our loved ones in this journey, being aware that death is a natural part of the human condition.